Trail & District Chamber of Commerce

Everything you need to know about the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce on one handy page.

Ed Attridge is the executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce

Ed Attridge is the executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce. — Photo courtesy Ed Attridge

In place for over a century, the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce is member focused and strives to engage the community through leadership, support and adaptability.

Ed Attridge, the new executive director of the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, stands at the chamber entrance
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Executive Director: Ed Attridge; 250-368-3144; [email protected] 
President: Doug Jones
When founded: 1900, as Trail Board of Trade
Number of members: 240
Annual membership cost: $56.65 to $3,830; most come in below $250.
Chamber website: trailchamber.bc.ca
Office contact: 250-368-3144 or 1-844-368-3144; [email protected]
Address: 200 - 1199 Bay Ave, Trail, BC V1R 4A4
Office hours:  9 - 5 Monday to Friday with extended hours in July and August.

Annual events:

  • AGM and member appreciation event in March
  • Business Excellence Awards

Key events sponsored by the chamber:

  • Kootenay Healthy Lifestyle Expo in early May

Ongoing events for members:

  • Monthly business-after-business networking gatherings for members and non-members
  • Chamber week in February: speaker series called lunch-and-learn

2019 Trail & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Winners

The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Business Excellence Awards gala in October. The 2019 award recipients are listed below.

  • Business Person of the Year – Danny Ferraro (Ferraro Foods)
  • Employer of the Year – Royal Theatre
  • Emerging Entrepreneur Award – Danielle Abenante (Sprinkles + Rose Homebakes)
  • Excellence Under 40 Award – Charlotte Truant (Lota Love Photography)
  • Tourism Award – Trail Beer Refinery
  • Go Green Award – Happy Hills Farm
  • Community Impact Award – Ferraro Foods
  • Customer Service Award – Royal Theatre
  • Professional Service Award – Movin' Mountains Therapy Services 
  • Retail Award – Country Roads General Store
  • Business of the Year – West Kootenay EcoSociety

Promoted Trail businesses